This place is unfortunately disgusting. Trash everywhere. Sensory overload with loads of traffic and people. You can walk to McDonald’s but personally I did the food trucks down the street. The Cajon Pass Inn was $97 for the night and was pretty dingy and gross. I needed it after a long day but still, wasn’t great. There’s a Del Taco and a Subway too. Also two convenient stores. Nothing special but worth getting a midday bite to eat and topping off since it’s a short walk off trail.
Nice small stop, Best Western was reasonably priced with very fast WIFI and nice pool and hot tub. Multiple fast food options and well stocked gas stations make for a great fresh food resupply for the short trip up the mountain to Wrightwood.